MEP Hanger & Support Distribution in Revit®: BIM Software for Fast, Accurate Layouts
MEP Hangers (previously named Smart Hangers) enables the instant large-scale insertion of hangers and supports throughout a Revit® model for ducts, pipes, cable trays, and conduits. You get accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.
Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020
The software uses simple yet highly flexible rules to select the relevant Revit® MEP systems and add (or modify) needed hangers or supports with their various connections. They can be distributed as a fixed number per segment or based on the distance between bearing points.
MEP Hangers can split ducts, pipes, cable trays, and conduits into predefined lengths as needed, and marks all service components for fabrication. For on-site precision and efficiency, it exports bearing points to Trimble or TopCon tools and drilling robots.
*Please note that MEP Hangers is not a family library. To help new users get started with the software, however, a complimentary selection of families is provided upon license purchase.
When the time comes to distribute hangers and supports in YOUR project, save hours of painstaking manual work. Let MEP Hangers do it for you!
- Automatically distributes hangers and supports throughout a Revit® model for ducts, pipes, cable trays, conduits, and line-based generic model families.
- Uses predefined and customizable rules to distribute exactly the way you need.
- Automatically sizes hangers and supports according to MEP service size.
- Automatically connects to architectural or structural elements (like walls, floors, roofs, beams, etc.).
- Automatically adjusts to accommodate sloped MEP services or sloped structural elements or reference planes from the current or a linked project.
- Splits MEP services into segments by predefined lengths that come from the manufacturer.
- Enhances BIM teamwork and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD). Works with IFC format files!
- One-click shop drawing generation.
- Gravity point foundation according to hanger material.
If you have hundreds or thousands of hangers and supports to insert into your Revit® model, MEP Hangers is just the solution for you.
Plumbers, HVAC engineers, fire protection engineers, electricians Distribute hangers and supports on all MEP line-based elements
Experienced BIM Managers Control BIM model and clash detection
New Revit® users Easily distribute hangers and supporting elements instead of using basic Revit tools
Possibility of working with IFC files
Export data to external software
More detailed analysis of intersections between different parts of your project
Simple to manage model and hanger modifications
Option to create your own distribution rules
Complementary sample hanger library containing hangers for ducts, pipes, cable trays, and conduits
Easy and quick distribution of hangers, supports, and splitting elements
Time to distribute 100 hangers? Less than 5 seconds.
Generate shop drawings in one click
Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts? We’re here to help.
- Incredible performance increase. Thousands of hangers can be added in a matter of minutes, on average workstation. What took hours or days is done in fraction of that time.
- Time saving, up to 10 times. Distribution of hundreds elements with one click.
- Versatility. Change, update, and connect hangers to whatever you want. Make custom hangers and use them in your own project. There are no limits to what you can do with Smart Hangers when you want to distribute hangers in a project.
- Easy to use. To get to know the software user needs only a few minutes of training that is available in video format. For more experienced users there’s no need to read any help files or watch videos. It works out of the box and on any project, so it only takes installing and you can start working.
- Manage changes. If any changes are made in MEP system, Smart Hangers helps user update hangers quickly.
- Easy selection and filtering. There are lots of different selection and filtering capabilities in Smart Hangers. If there’s a need to select hangers on particular MEP element or if there’s a need to select hangers on filtered elements, Smart Hangers will easily help with that.
- Lots of modification capabilities. A lot of problems come up when coordination of a lot of elements is needed in a project. For that, Smart Hangers has its own platform where user can create parameters and change their values. Smart Hangers also works with custom hangers, there’s only a set of parameters needed for them to work and those can be taken from template database.
- Easy start up. To start working with hangers, no prerequisites are required. Just load wanted hangers into a project with Project Family Browser and start the work immediately.
- Sample library with 25 different detailed hangers for ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits are provided free of charge to permanent license users.
- Fast scheduling. To make a list of views and schedules of a particular hanger assembly or a set of them, just select the hanger (or set) and click to create assemblies.
Owner of BIM Consulting Services, USA
"The MEP Hangers add-in is a fantastic set of tools. We use it on our MEP modeling projects. If you need to model hangers, this is the Revit add-in we recommend." (July 2020)
Building Information Modeler / Plumbing Designer at PACE Collaborative, USA
"Our company utilizes both Smart Sheets & MEP Hangers heavily. MEP Hangers has saved us countless hours placing hangers on piping & ductwork. There is a small learning curve, but AGACAD was there to help explain & make recommendations based on our company’s needs. Smart Sheets has been a great time saver when working on larger projects with many floors or areas. For example, a large hotel complex. We would recommend these products to any company that places hangers or works with larger scale projects."
BIM Operator / 3D Modeller at Entire Fire Protection Pty Ltd, Australia
"We are very pleased with the MEP Hangers software and customer service at AGACAD. Benefits that we've noticed using MEP Hangers are:
- Easy installation
- Great time saver, especially on undulating/sloped ceilings and where there are many changes in ceiling levels
- Fairly straight forward/user friendly to navigate and modify hangers and supports
- Very easy to Model
- Plenty of options/parameters to automatically distribute hangers under various structural, practical and aesthetic conditions
- Ability to calculate Hanger Elevation from Level from software automatically
- Automatically update with changes in the model"
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